Friday, April 1, 2011

Seriously guys, I'm a wreck

First update will be about the potential movie star status of my house.  Looks like the movie decided to go with a non-Tudor style house, so they didn't pick ours.  I think that probably makes sense for the character of the professor who owns the house, but of course it's too bad they didn't choose our house!

The funnier news is that I've fallen three times over the past week.  The first time was just me being dumb and going backwards up stairs that I should have turned around to go back up.  This is my weakness guys, I don't have enough strength in my legs to hold up my whole body on just one leg.  So I fell backwards onto a landing and hit my head.  I had to go in to the ER and get a CT scan of my brain to make sure there wasn't any bleeding because my platelets, which clot your blood, have been low.  So that first trip was fine.  The second time I fell I was rushing down the stairs, slipped and fell on my butt.  I didn't go in for any special tests.

Then there was Tuesday afternoon.  I've been feeling stronger, and I was downtown with my mom while she went to the post office to mail a package to my brother, and I returned some books to the library.  Instead of going straight across the crosswalk with the curb cut, I cut diagonally across the road and tried to step up onto the curb.  My leg couldn't support my entire body, and I kind of fell into a squat, and then fell backwards and hit my head.  I cut it so I needed stitches too.  All of these very nice people came to help me, one of them called an ambulance, another let me lean against him so that I could sit up, and I called my mom to come over.  This was my first trip in an ambulance, which I guess is kind of amazing considering what I've been through over the past almost seven years since I was first diagnosed.  The police and the ambulance guys were super nice, and everyone in the ER was great too.  I really liked my nurse. 

So as it turns out, I fractured one of the bones in my skull, and my brain bled a little.  I needed stitches on the cuts on the back of my head too.  I'm sore from the fall so I'm taking pain meds, and they put me on all of these other medications that make me sleepy and/or dizzy/lightheaded.  So I'm having a little more trouble getting around these past few days!  I was in the hospital Tuesday through yesterday evening but I'm discharged now and will hopefully stay discharged.  I was supposed to be in a concert with my voice teacher's studio tomorrow evening, but I won't be able to because of the lightheaded/dizziness and difficulty getting around with these different medications I'm taking.  It's also getting in the way of my classes.  I was supposed to have all of this free time this week to get work done, but I was in the hospital and my brain definitely doesn't feel up to doing all of that work.

Anyway, that's what's happening here.  I'm doing well considering how I could be doing, but could definitely be doing better.  If this post sounds a little confused I'm sorry about that, I feel a little confused from all the medication side effects.  Thanks for sticking around to read my posts guys.



16 comments:

Jennie said...

Yikes! Sorry you're having a rough week. :( Sending positive vibes your way!!

shannon said...

Yikes! That's some scary stuff.

Leesa said...

OHHHHHH NOOOOO!! Mira- Wow, that's three falls, so no more, okay?! I can understand that your body is weak, but oh man, that sounds pretty rough with your falls- because one one hand a fall/trip is like- WHOOOOPS, and then it's not you being clumsy, like if it were me- it's your body not giving you enough strength to avoid it and it's causing your spills..
But they sounded not fun, at all- I mean when you got to the third one, my mouth was open and my jaw was dropping and I was 'oh no-ing' out loud!
Please take good care, my dear friend... What about a walker- you know, like the ones with the tennis balls on the bottom? I know that sounds geeky and I'm not trying to sound funny, but just trying to sound- safe!
Hugs to you and the last one realllly sounded scary!
Leese

P.S. I just read your comment on my blog and wrote back then noticed you had an update on your blog and caught up b/c I'm a little behind in my blog reading since I got back but I always like to know what you are up to!

Ksam said...

Oh wow, that is one heck of a week! I hope you feel better soon!

Amber said...

Gotta hate those sudden bursts of gravity! Hope you get to feeling better. Bummer about your house and the movie!

getyourselfconnected said...

Oh my! I cannot believe all that bad luck. If you like heavy metal, you know you don't actually have to bang your head, right?

I am hoping you are recovering well. My thoughts are with you as always.

Animesh said...

Craziness! Hope you recover fully from this head injury soon.

Zhu said...

Ah, poor you! Like French say, jamais deux sans trois :-(

I fell in the street a few years ago in Montevideo (I was talking to Feng, not looking where I was going) and boy it hurt. Both the embarrassment and the fact my leg was really bruised, it turned yellow, then blue then purple. Ugh.

But the head? Ouch! You gotta protect your head baby girl! ;-)

getyourselfconnected said...

If you can check, you have mail!

Alex Shupe said...
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Alex Shupe said...

Hugs and Love! Hope to see you soon, they let me drive again.

Andromeda said...

Feel better soon! Three falls in any length of time is not fun, so sorry it all had to happen at once like this.

au soleil levant said...

Thanks for all the good wishes everyone! Sorry I'm not responding to each person individually, but the medications make it a little harder for me to concentrate and they make me really tired all the time. I just want to say thank you so much for your good wishes and support, and I am trying to be more careful! It's really hard to not be capable of doing things that I could do just a few weeks or months ago, and that I should be able to do at 26 years old! It's also getting in the way of my online classes because I can't really do them while I feel like this. Anyway, thanks again for the supportive comments, and I'll keep you guys posted! I'll post more often so that we all know how often I'm falling! I really appreciate all the support, so thanks very much for the comments.

kiwi in france said...

Sorry to hear about your falls. Look after yourself and recuperate. Don't try to do too much and take things one step at a time. I'm sure your uni classes can wait. You can explain to the advisors and I'm sure they'd understand. Rest up x

Monique said...

Oh wow... I'm glad to hear you're doing well all things considered!!! I hope you get some more strength back soon. Do me a favor, no more falling, ok?! :)

Bummer about your house too! But at least you get to stay in your room, eat in your kitchen and not have to pack everything up and move into a hotel for a few weeks.

au soleil levant said...

Thanks for the good wishes ladies! My professors have been pretty understanding, but I still have work to do. And yeah, I think giving our house to the movie would have ended up being annoying.